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Cinema Diverse Offers Record Number of Feature Films in Palm Springs

Individual tickets for Cinema Diverse go on sale Aug. 31 as the Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival offers the largest selection of feature films in its seven years.

Lisa Vanderpump Achieves Star Status in Palm Springs

Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', will receive the 372nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars July 30.

Lynda Kay Brings 'Mad Men' Elegance to Trevor Project Event

Performer Lynda Kay pays homage to her favorite era, midcentury modern, every time she takes stage from her big hair, sultry voice, and sparkly costumes.

'Tom in America' Touches on Gay Feelings of Married Men

'Tom in America' explores the arousal of homosexual feelings in an older married man during the Palm Springs International ShortFest, which opens June 17.

Boots in Squares Palm Springs Stays a Step Ahead

Boots in Square Palm Springs, a gay square dance club, is open to all comers and offers a fun way to meet new people and exercise your body and brain.

White Party Palm Springs Recognizes Achievers with Icon Awards

As part of the White Party Palm Springs' 25th anniversary, creator Jeffrey Sanker recognized individuals with Icon Awards for their 'unique and varied' achievements.

'First Ladies of Disco' Help Inspire Palm Springs AIDS benefit

Author James Arena's lifelong passion for disco music and its divas led him to write a pair of books that inspired an AIDS Assistance Program event.

White Hot

Jeffrey Sanker ups the ante in celebration of his annual White Party Palm Springs’ silver anniversary.

Carmen Electra Brings a Royal Presence to White Party's 25th

Carmen Electra probably won’t be seen in the same outfit twice as Queen of the White Party, April 25-28, in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival Strikes a Chord

Held the same weekend as Club Skirts Dinah Shore, the Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival has secured a foothold showcasing talented female artists.

Club Skirts Dinah Shore Attracts Bigger Crowds, Bigger Names

Club Skirts Dinah Shore, a five-day celebration known as the biggest party for lesbians all over the world, celebrates 23 years and running April 2-6 in Palm Springs.

'God Loves Uganda' Reveals American Evangelicals Spreading Gay Intolerance

'God Loves Uganda' director Roger Ross Williams unveils the evangelical movement's promotion of biblical law as the ultimate law against homosexuality in Uganda.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Documentary Retraces Its History

"The Last One", which looks at the HIV/AIDS crisis from a historical perspective, screens at the American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs.

Erasure's Andy Bell Inked for International Bear Convergence

More than 4,000 men are expected to attend the inaugural International Bear Convergence in Palm Springs with Andy Bell of Erasure as headlining performer.

Human Rights Campaign 14th Annual Garden Party - Nov. 2, 2013

Human rights activists Hank Plante and Melinda Tremaglio were Advocate for Equality Honorees at the 14th annual Human Rights Campaign Garden Party.

The Center Stage Gala - Oct. 30, 2013

Six hundred supporters of The LGBT Community Center of the Desert attended The Center Stage Gala at Palm Springs Convention Center on Oct. 30, 2013.

Film Examines Final Day of Gay Actor Sal Mineo

Val Lauren’s phone buzzed with a text from James Franco. “You’re going to play Sal Mineo, cool?” His response was similarly brief, “Cool.”

How to Navigate Palm Springs Gay Pride 2013

Here's a handy guide to an array of activities set for Gay Pride Palm Springs 2013 running Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.

Frenchie Davis Describes Her Act: 'Broadway Meets Brittney'

Frenchie Davis may have gotten notice from "The Voice" and "American Idol", but it was the theater stage where she proved herself worthy.

Hello Palm Springs! Ross Mathews 'Marshals' Gay Pride Parade

Part-time Palm Springs resident Ross Mathews will don a new crown as celebrity marshal of the Palm Springs Gay Pride parade Nov. 3.

'Fabulous' Story Gives Gay Point of View

Paul Rudnick’s comedy, "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told", brings the Old Testament story to life from a gay point of view opening Nov. 15 at The Desert Rose Playhouse in Rancho Mirage.

Desert AIDS Walk Puts Project's Best Foot Forward

Palm Springs resident Nicolas Snow is reciprocating the support he receives from Desert AIDS Project by participating in the Desert AIDS Walk Oct. 19.

Del Shores, Palm Springs Love Affair Continues

Del Shores, the director of Southern Baptist Sissies, opened Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Sept. 19 at the Camelot Theatres with two sold-out screenings of the movie - the largest assemblage in the festival’s six-year history.

Director Hopes 'Dry Dock' Can Set Sail

If not for some tomatoes going rotten, it's uncertain if director Brian To would have made the short, "Dry Dock", which premieres Sept. 21 at The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Laughter Helps Lighten Transgender Issue for Ian Harvie

Transgendered comedian Ian Harvie says his 'Superhero' film brings a message that 'we all have the ability to change ourselves if we want' to this week's Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

Marilyn Monroe Look-A-Likes Wow Judges in Palm Springs

There were plenty of blondes in downtown Palm Springs for the Forever Marilyn Palm Springs Look-A-Like contest Aug. 1 honoring the late Marilyn Monroe.

LGBT Singles: Perfect Getaway Plan to Palm Springs Area

One of the greatest gifts the Greater Palm Springs Area has to offer is variety, especially for LGBT singles looking to get the most out of their stay.

La Quinta Resident's Fight Against Cancer Takes on New Meaning

Like the fight La Quinta resident Chris Hermann has taken on against cancer, the July 27 fundraising event at Azul in Palm Springs will accomplish the same with a little more flair.

Palm Springs Dancer Catches Attention of FOX TV Judges

Palm Springs native Josh King caught the attention of the judges during auditions for the hit Fox TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance”, by standing out in the crowd. Literally.

Desert Business Association Seeks to Diversify LGBT Ranks

Janet Malachowsky is the first lesbian president of the Desert Business Association in more than 10 years, and she plans to expand the horizons of the LGBT organization.

Gay vs. Straight Plays Out on Streets of Palm Springs

The appearance of the Palm Springs High School marching band in the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade created a fervor captured in a documentary film featured in this week's Palm Springs International ShortFest.

Documentary Gives Visual Insights to Gay Families

Eighteen-year-old Katherine Kearns is already an accomplished film director whose short documentary, 'A Family Like Mine', will screen at the highly regarded Palm Springs International ShortFest, which runs June 18-24.

'I Do' Addresses Gay Marriage Issue in Film

Since 'I Do' premiered last year, the timing couldn't have been better with gay marriage and California's Proposition 8 amendment being weighed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Palm Springs Ranks as No. 1 Gay Friendly City

Palm Springs has been chosen the No. 1 gay friendly city in the country – ahead of San Francisco - by, based on based municipal laws, community and peer support, and safety and tolerance.

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